Transfer Credit Evaluation

How do I get my transfer credits evaluated?
Arrange for your previous college or university to send an official copy of your transcript to Columbia College Chicago.

Where do I send the transcripts?

Columbia College Chicago
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
600 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

Will Columbia accept courses from every other college and university?

No, the school must be regionally accredited

Your college's catalog, website, or an advisor will be able to tell you the accreditation status of your transfer institution. Columbia requires accreditation from one of the members of the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (C-RAC).

In some cases, we may consider credit from an institution with national accreditation. Only courses in a major discipline for which the institution is accredited will be considered for transfer credit.

Accreditation considered:
National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
National Association of Schools of Theater (NAST)
National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD)
Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)

How will I know when my credits have been evaluated?

You will receive a transfer credit evaluation via email.
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